Friends of Wichita chef and personality Tanya Tandoc have organized a public memorial service for her. It will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway.
Tanya Tandoc, 45, was found dead in her home on South Minneapolis late Thursday night. Police have arrested Curtis C. Mitchell, who had been living in Tandoc’s basement.
Tandoc, the owner of the popular Tanya’s Soup Kitchen at 1725 E. Douglas, also was an artist and an active member of the local belly dancing community.
Thursday’s memorial is open to anyone, said her friend and one of the organizers, Stephanie Garcia.
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It will feature belly dancing and will include remarks from several of her closest friends.
The Orpheum seats 1,281, and organizers are expecting a large crowd. Those interested in attending are encouraged to show up early.